A Positive Reinforcement Model

PEARL is a Proactive Treatment Interaction that WESCO Industries has adopted into its culture. It is can be defined as “a social exchange between individuals that is intended to result in greater independence, autonomy, or inclusion for the one the individuals in the exchange.” PEARL is an acronym for Positive, Early, All, Reinforce, and Look, using non-technical words that are easily identifiable to most people, each component is backed by behavioral research or common sense, which supports its inclusion. PEARL represents an applicable way to identify and describe components of desired human service interaction in a way that can be trained, understood, and used by persons in helping roles. Its general interactional style is intended to provide the basis or foundation for anything else we do in the name of human service. Contact WESCO Industries to learn more!

2024 PEARL Award Winners

WESCO Industries nominates team members and individuals for the PEARL Awards who represent the ideals of inclusion and helping others. Here are our award winners for 2024:

Jackie Galdamez

She has been a joy to communicate with on behalf of any scheduling needs. She is respectful and is always willing to pitch in and help when needed, med passes, extra shifts, or even just assistance at any home. The individuals she works with enjoy having her as a staff and is respected in the homes where she works.

Tabby Woebke

I would like to nominate Tabitha Woebke for PEARL. She looked for ways to find a different situation for an individual, she went and got apartment applications on her own and filled them out for him. She ensured all the paperwork was completed with all necessary documents. When he was approved for the apartment she knew his belongings could be moved because of the deterioration of said furniture and she organized for several people to donate furniture and made sure she was there on her time off to get the apartment set up. This individual has no one else in the work who looks out for him and Tab went above and beyond to make sure he was taken care of. Thank you, Tab!

Megan Peek

Megan was very quick to jump into action when she arrived at a member’s home and when they opened the door, the member collapsed. Megan caught her and lowered her to the ground. Megan called 911 and then her supervisor and Nursing staff. Megan kept the member calm until paramedics arrived. Megan called the member’s mother per the request. Megan knew the member felt most comfortable with her and did a great job of keeping everyone informed of what was happening. Thank you Megan for being positive in the situation.

Jaydon Kinney

I would like to nominate Jaydon Kinney for PEARL. Jaydon has been attending The WAVE daily without complaint! Jaydon is also very quick to assist with any moves and/or dump runs. He always says, “yes”, has a positive attitude, and works hard to get the job done! Jaydon is always respectful and a good friend to everyone! Jaydon is someone that everyone can rely on.

Jacob Wehr

I would like to nominate Jacob Wehr for PEARL. At the Group Respite Program, he is polite and friendly and also wants to help out staff at every opportunity. Jake likes to help take the trash out and be a helper. Jake tries to be a good friend to his peers and will try and play with different people. Thank you, Jake, for being such a good friend!

Troy Cantrell

Troy has been attending the meetings and signing up for activities without prompting. Troy has been observed having a good attitude and including others in the tasks that he does around The WAVE. Troy has been participating in more activities and brings joy to those around him while at his day program. Troy has grown and come a long way from where he was even just a few short months ago.

Brody Meyer

I would like to nominate Brody for PEARL as staff observed him comforting a peer when she was having a hard time. Staff observed Brody approach the peer when she was crying and went to hug her and rubbed her back. Brody is such a great hug-giver, and his peer enjoys his presence at The WAVE.

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